School board discusses funding uncertainties


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With education funding undecided, Director of Finance Karen Morrison reported to the Petersburg School District Board during its meeting on Tuesday about possible budget scenarios for the next school year.

The need for an increase in funding both at the state and local levels has been driven by inflation, rising utility costs, and the implementation of the Alaska Reads Act as well as the end of the district's hold harmless provision and COVID-19 funding going away.

Earlier this month, the Petersburg Borough Assembly unanimously approved the borough's FY24 budget in its first reading, which...

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